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Football Rivalries. Celtic was founded in 1888 as a charitable foundation to help the Catholic Irish in Glasgow. By 1893 Celtic had won all the major trophies, the Scottish cup, the Glasgow cup, the Scottish League Championship and the Charity cup.

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    1. Football Rivalries

    2. Celtic was founded in 1888 as a charitable foundation to help the Catholic Irish in Glasgow. • By 1893 Celtic had won all the major trophies, the Scottish cup, the Glasgow cup, the Scottish League Championship and the Charity cup. • It had the largest stadium in Britain holding 70,000.

    3. Rangers did not start off as a Protestant club. • It was founded in 1872. • By 1890s it became the focus for a strong working class protestant identity which was anti Catholic and anti Irish. • It was seen as the only team which could halt the “Irishmen” Celtic’s success.

    4. The Old Firm Rivalry • Scottish football crowds were very badly behaved. • In the 1909 Cup final between Rangers and Celtic spectators invaded the pitch. • During the violence 130 people were injured.